Who murdered the Duke of Alton?
Ros Ellwood returns to England after a ten-year absence to reluctantly assume the dukedom in his brother Andrew’s stead, and to find answers.
Society had been scandalised by Andrew’s very public affair with Maria Kennard, a beautiful debutante. Could her connections have taken the ultimate form of revenge? Had Emily, Andrew’s conniving duchess, sought retribution to avoid being usurped? Or had Andrew’s involvement in questionable activities designed to refill his depleted coffers result in his untimely demise?
So many unanswered questions.
Thrown together with Sophia Kennard, who is keen to restore her sister’s reputation in the eyes of ajudgemental society, Ross finds himself distracted by her vibrant beauty and single-minded determination to get to the truth, no matter what embarrassing secrets might be uncovered.
Someone else is determined that Ross and Sophia won’t find answers they seek.
The indefinable something that draws Ross to the sister of the woman who could have destroyed Andrew, Ross fails to realise that danger threatens. Can he save Sophia from a conniving killer who will go to any lengths to preserve his secret identity? Even if he’s successful, will it be possible for Ross and Sophia to find a future together when the exploits of their respective families threaten to tear them apart…